an introduction for the biosciences
Author: T. B. Mepham
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199214303
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 418
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Ben Mepham is Special Professor in Applied Bioethics, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham and Visiting Professor in Bioethics, Department of Policy Studies, University of Lincoln, UK. I. The Theoretical Background to Bioethics 1. The Nature of Bioethics 2. Theories of Ethics 3. A Framework for Ethical Analysis II. Bioethics and Human Futures 4. The Biology of Poverty 5. Fertility and Morality 6. Genomics, Eugenics and Integrity III. Bioethics and Animals 7. Human Uses of Animals 8. Experiments on Animals 9. Animals and Modern Biotechnology IV. Bioethics, Plants, and the Environment 10. The First Generation of Genetically Modified Crops 11. Dietary Futures 12. Environmental Sustainability V. Bioethics in Practice 13. Risk, Precaution, and Trust 14. Politics and the Biosciences 15. Bioethics in the Laboratory

Bibliographie de la philosophie

Bibliography of philosophy
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9782271064011
Category: Philosophy
Page: 235
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L'opposition entre Foucault et Habermas a donné lieu à l'un des moments légendaires de la philosophie sociale du XXe siècle. A juste titre sans doute, puisqu'il vit s'affronter deux conceptions de la nature et des finalités d'une analyse englobante de la société moderne qui ont compté parmi les plus riches et les plus cohérentes de l'après-guerre, étendant leurs ramifications dans de multiples directions : théorie du langage, conception de la subjectivité, épistémologie des sciences humaines, philosophie morale, étude des processus de rationalisation, élucidation du statut de la critique.L'objet de cet ouvrage est d'éclairer, dans toute leur richesse et leur diversité, les enjeux du différend entre Foucault et Habermas. Passé le temps des polémiques, demeure un dossier consistant dont l'exploration s'avère aujourd'hui décisive pour toute théorie de la société qui voudra concilier la pertinence historique et politique de son propos avec la conscience des fondements comme des limites de son propre discours.


Methoden, Theorien und Bereiche
Author: Marcus Düwell
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3476050084
Category: Philosophy
Page: 276
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Heiß umstritten: Stammzell- und Embryonenforschung, Gentechnologie, Euthanasie. Was ist ethisch vertretbar? Marcus Düwell stellt die Diskussionen um die Grenzen menschlichen Handelns, um Leben und Natur und um den wissenschaftlichen Fortschritt auf ein philosophisches Fundament. Er erläutert Geschichte, Methoden und Begriffe der Bioethik und geht der Frage nach: Wie ist die veränderte Welt moralphilosophisch zu bewerten? Das Grundlagenwerk hilft bei der Orientierung.

Klinische Ethik

eine praktische Hilfe zur ethischen Entscheidungsfindung
Author: Albert R. Jonsen,Mark Siegler,William J. Winslade
Publisher: Deutscher Ärzteverlag
ISBN: 9783769105247
Page: 243
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Life, Love and Children

A Practical Introduction to Bioscience Ethics and Bioethics
Author: Irina Pollard
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461502780
Category: Medical
Page: 269
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Discussion of bioscience ethics requires understanding of the science that underpins biological systems impinging on our lives. Unencumbered by the formal structure of ethics, bioethics presents a forum for discussion of practical matters of individual and collective concern. This comprehensive text is a guide to the essentials of bioscience ethics and an interface between applied science and applied bioethics. Early chapters embrace topics affecting human reproduction – substance abuse and parenthood, aging gametes and congenital malformations, child abuse and its biological consequences. Intermediate chapters deal with end-of-life care and euthanasia, human fertility, assisted reproductive technologies, genetic engineering, and cloning. Remaining chapters challenge human-dominated ecosystems. Population growth, economic activity, and warfare – with its environmental consequences – are reviewed. A background section describes the evolution of ethical consciousness, explores the future, and proposes that the reworking of ethical boundaries can enhance mature decision-making in harmony with changing technology.

Effective Learning in the Life Sciences

How Students Can Achieve Their Full Potential
Author: David Adams
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119977630
Category: Science
Page: 288
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Effective Learning in the Life Sciences is intended to help ensure that each student achieves his or her true potential by learning how to solve problems creatively in laboratory, field or other workplace setting. Each chapter describes state of the art approaches to learning and teaching and will include case studies, worked examples and a section that lists additional online and other resources. All of the chapters are written from the perspective both of students and academics and emphasize and embrace effective scientific method throughout. This title also draws on experience from a major project conducted by the Centre for Bioscience, with a wide range of collaborators, designed to identify and implement creative teaching in bioscience laboratories and field settings. With a strong emphasis on students thinking for themselves and actively learning about their chosen subject Effective Learning in the Life Sciences provides an invaluable guide to making the university experience as effective as possible.


Methods, Theories, Domains
Author: Marcus Düwell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415609917
Category: LAW
Page: 304
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This book is a philosophically-oriented introduction to bioethics. It offers the reader an overview of key debates in bioethics relevant to various areas including; organ retrieval, stem cell research, justice in healthcare and issues in environmental ethics, including issues surrounding food and agriculture. The book also seeks to go beyond simply describing the issues in order to provide the reader with the methodological and theoretical tools for a more comprehensive understanding of current bioethical debates. The aim of the book is to present bioethics as an interdisciplinary field, to explore its close relation to other disciplines (such as law, life sciences, theology and philosophy), and to discuss the conditions under which bioethics can serve as an academically legitimate discipline that is at the same time relevant to society. As a systematic and methodologically rigorous overview, Bioethics: Methods, Theories and Principles will be of particular interest to academics and students in the disciplines of Law, Medicine, Ethics and Philosophy. 'This is a book that embraces neither a single ethical theory nor a pragmatic melange of just-so-principles. It is a thoughtful and engaging analysis of diverse theoretical foundations in Bioethics. It is also an enormous step towards conceptual and philosophical clarity in this fascinating area.' - Professor Christian Illies, Chair for Practical Philosophy at the Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg, Germany

Clinical Bioethics

Theory and Practice in Medical Ethical Decision-making
Author: James F. Drane
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781556126123
Category: Medical
Page: 232
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Medical practice is an inherently ethical enterprise. More than ever before, medical practice requires that medical professionals develop and exercise high ethical standards. Health care practitioners who ignore basic concepts of medical ethics risk exposing their patients to serious harm, and open themselves and their institutions to charges of malpractice. Clinical Bioethics provides for the busy clinical professional a concise, comprehensive treatment of the basics in this complex new field.

New Developments in Biosciences: Their Implications for Laboratory Animal Science

Proceedings of the Third Symposium of the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1–5 June 1987
Author: Anton Beynen,H.A. Solleveld
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780898383546
Category: Medical
Page: 457
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Proceedings of the Third Symposium of the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June1-5, 1987

How to Best Teach Bioethics

Report from a Workshop March 2003 Organised by The Nordic Committee on Bioethics and NorFA
Author: Nordisk Ministerråd
Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers
ISBN: 9289310057
Category: Bioethics
Page: 189
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Teaching Bioethics: a Nordic Workshop on How to Best Teach Bioethics" was organized by the Nordic Committee on Bioethics and the Nordic Academy for Advanced Study (NorFA) in March 2003. The workshop brought together thirty-one participants: PhD students, researchers, teachers, and administrators from all the Nordic and Baltic countries, in addition to twenty speakers, as well as most members of the Nordic Committee on Bioethics. The report based on the workshop provides an introduction to the question of teaching bioethics, and discusses how to communicate ethical and scientific issues to journalists and to the general public. The report concentrates on particular methods of teaching bioethics, and illustrates the methods with different topics. Also included in the report are articles based on most of the presentations of methods of teaching bioethics given at the workshop, as well as articles by four of the participants describing their experience of, and views on, the workshop.

Food Ethics

Author: T. B. Mepham
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415124515
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 178
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Food Ethics addresses such issues as food safety, the welfare of animals, sustenance of the land, and the use of biotechnology in food production.

IPR, Biosafety and Bioethics

Author: Deepa Goel,Shomini Parashar
Publisher: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 9332514240
Page: 244
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IPR, Biosafety and Bioethics provides a broad coverage of three areas of patenting—intellectual property rights (IPR), biosafety and bioethics. It creates awareness about the value of IPR in our lives and fosters a better understanding of the rights associated with IPR such as copyright, patent, trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications and so on. Biosafety and bioethical issues prevalent in modern society are discussed.

Cross-cultural Issues in Bioethics

The Example of Human Cloning
Author: Heiner Roetz
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042016094
Category: History
Page: 470
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Human cloning is a main focus of current bioethical discussion. Involving the self-understanding of the human species, it has become one of the most debated topics in biomedical ethics, not only on the national, but also on the international level. This book brings together articles by bioethicists from several countries who address questions of human cloning within the context of different cultural, religious and regional settings against the background of globalizing biotechnology. It explores on a cross-cultural level the problems and opportunities of global bioethics.

Angewandte Bioinformatik

Eine Einführung
Author: Paul M. Selzer,Richard J. Marhöfer,Oliver Koch
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662541351
Category: Science
Page: 184
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Für Studierende und Wissenschaftler der Lebenswissenschaften schafft dieses Buch einen schnellen, strukturierten Zugang zur Angewandten Bioinformatik ohne Programmierkenntnisse oder tiefgehende Informatikkenntnisse vorauszusetzen. Es bietet eine Einführung in die tägliche Anwendung der vielfältigen bioinformatischen Werkzeuge und gibt einen ersten Überblick über das sehr komplexe Fachgebiet. Die Kontrolle des vermittelten Stoffs wird durch Übungsbeispiele mit Lösungen gewährleistet. Ein Glossar der zugrundeliegenden Fachtermini sowie ein ausführliches Sachverzeichnis runden das Buch ab. Für die 2. Auflage wurde das Werk umfassend aktualisiert.

Round Table Discussion on BIOSCIENCE ⇋ SOCIETY

Author: Jeremy J. Cherfas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662223872
Category: Science
Page: 90
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To mark the occasion of the lOOth anniversary of Schering research two events took place: a) a Workshop on Bioscience ;:=: Society, which was held November 24-30, 1990 in Berlin. The goal of the workshop was: Do current and anticipated developments in bioscience require a new covenant between science and society? The results have been published as the first volume of a newly created "Schering Foundation Workshop" series* by John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chich ester, England (D.J. Roy, E.W. Wynne, and R.W. Old, eds. (1991), Bio science ;:=: Society, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons); b) a Round Table Discussion, held on December I, 1990, where the results of the workshop were discussed by a special invited panel. The meetings were sponsored by the Senate of the City of Berlin and Schering AG, Berlin. This publication contains summary reports of the four discussion groups of the workshop presented by their moderators, and the comments of the panel at the Round Table Discussion. This is the second volume in the "Schering Foundation Workshop" series. We hope that this series will contribute to a better understanding of science and to a better recognition of its merits.

Divus Augustus

Der erste römische Kaiser und seine Welt
Author: Ralf Hoff,Wilfried Stroh,Martin Zimmermann
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406661394
Category: History
Page: 341
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Die römische Republik war im Inferno der Bürgerkriege untergegangen: Seit den sechziger Jahren des ersten Jahrhunderts v. Chr. hatte das Recht immer mehr der Willkür weichen müssen, war der Friede dem Morden privater Banden und dem organisierten Schlachten der Heere zum Opfer gefallen. Caesar hatte sein Leben unter den Dolchen der Verschwörer gelassen, Cicero war aus taktischen Erwägungen seinem Todfeind Marcus Antonius preisgegeben worden, und die ägyptische Königin Kleopatra hatte den Selbstmord jenem Schicksal vorgezogen, das sie in den Händen des Siegers erwartet hätte. Diese Ereignisse prägten das politische und geistige Klima in Rom, wo ein junger Adliger – der Großneffe und Adoptivsohn des ermordeten Dictators – heranwuchs, zu einem der Protagonisten des Geschehens wurde und schließlich als Triumphator aus dem Grauen hervorging. Als es so weit war, lechzte die römische Welt nach Frieden. Da erhob in einem seltsamen Schauspiel der traurige Rest der alten Elite den Sieger faktisch zum Monarchen und schmückte ihn mit dem Ehrennamen Augustus. „Der Erhabene“ begnügte sich im Gegenzug damit, „der erste der Bürger“, der Princeps, zu sein und die Republik pro forma bestehen zu lassen. Dann machte er sich unter dem Applaus und mit Unterstützung seiner Zeitgenossen daran, die Welt der Römer so grundlegend umzugestalten, dass die Spuren seines Wirkens bis heute in Geschichte, Kunst und Dichtung allenthalben sichtbar geblieben sind. Den Verlauf dieser Epoche zu beschreiben, das Monumentale wie das Subtile ihrer archäologischen Zeugnisse zu erläutern und die Schönheit dieser literarischen Blütezeit zu vermitteln – das ist das Ziel der drei Autoren, die miteinander dieses außergewöhnliche Buch geschrieben haben. So gestaltet sich der vorliegende reich bebilderte Band gleichermaßen als spannende und informative Biographie, als kluge archäologische Wegleitung und als brillante Literaturgeschichte des saeculum Augustum.

A public faith

evangelicals and civic engagement
Author: Michael Cromartie
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Category: Political Science
Page: 267
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The essays in this volume take another look at the role of evangelicals in American civic life. The prominent contributors examine evangelicals' beliefs and activity on topics ranging from bioethics to race relations and welfare reform to international human rights. Taken together, the essays show that, contrary to what critics have proclaimed, the social commitment of evangelicals extends considerably beyond family-related issues, and that their activity in the public sphere makes an essential contribution to the public good. Co-published with the Ethics and Public Policy Center.